Travel to Cuba easy

“Trump Effect” is Boosting US Visitation to “Foe” Destinations

Contrary to White House policies, US travel to Cuba, Iran and Mexico is way up. One might think that foreign countries in the crosshairs of President Trump’s disparaging rhetoric and hurtful policies would see a slump in tourism, but surprisingly the opposite is proving true. Despite Trump’s attempts to close borders and restrict travel, Intrepid Travel has seen record […]

Venice a top destination for Virtuoso agents

Virtuoso Looks at “Fire of Desire” Influence on Travel Planning

Travelers in 2020 are seizing the day and prioritizing trips now, fired up by the belief that customized experiences are the best investment of their money and time, according to the latest Virtuoso Luxe Report. The luxury travel network  annually surveys its top travel agency members and their advisor sales force across 50 countries to predict […]

Sustainable cruising

Get Ready for the Rise of Green Cruising

Carnival Corporation, which holds the tag as the world’s largest leisure travel company, is partnering with leaders from maritime and engineering industries to pilot the world’s first fuel cell system designed to power large passenger vessels. As early as 2021, Germany-based AIDA Cruises will trial this innovative fuel technology on AIDAnova, becoming the cruise industry’s […]

America Haunted houses

Haunted in America: Very Scary Places to Visit for Halloween

The popularity of haunted attractions continues to soar as a means to escape everyday routines, thwart real-life anxiety, and find selfie-worthy, action-filled experiences. Visitors don’t take this entertainment sitting down, the best haunted attractions keep things moving throughout their adrenaline-infused frights. These mega-haunts go well beyond the main haunt attraction. Business has expanded to include […]

Traveling alone

Going Solo: Dispatches from the Next Frontier of Travel

This author’s first experience of traveling solo was not an easy one. I had broken with a group I had been traveling with from Europe to East Africa and ended up in Somalia. I was a seasoned wanderer by then so the fist-sized spiders on my wall, the uncrushable flying cockroaches and ubiquitous biting ants […]